Pelosi extends remote voting through Christmas, citing ongoing 'public health emergency'
Rep. McCarthy has pledged to end remote voting if he becomes Speaker after the midterm elections.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday announced the extension of remote voting because of an ongoing "public health emergency."
Citing a notification from the House Sergeant-at-Arms and the Office of Attending Physician, the California Democrat said that a "public health emergency" is still in effect.
Remote voting has been in place since Jan. 4, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pelosi is extending the measure until December 25, 2022, after it was set to expire on Thursday.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has pledged to end remote voting if the final midterm tally shows the GOp will be have the House majority next year and he becomes speaker, according to Fox News.